Saturday, November 7, 2009

Weekend Weather Watch

The weekend is finally here but so is the bad weather, tropical storm Ida is lurking around the western Caribbean so it's been raining on and off for the past couple of days and even stronger from this morning. Here's the latest image of the storm from the NOAA website.

Now here's the thing about bad weather in my house, one of our dogs (Ditto) is terribly scared of rain and wind but only when he is inside the house, he is some sort of k-9 barometer that once he can sense a change in the atmospheric pressure, a change on the direction of the wind or hears some thunder, then he get really scared and starts to shake like a scare little bunny, no kidding....

But the funniest and I might even say weirdest part of this whole deal is that he is only panicking when he is inside the house, once you ask him if he wants to go for a walk, he will jump with the same excitement and joy as if it was a sunny beautiful day, will go out in the rain like it was bright and beautiful weather, no kidding....

So yesterday because it was raining quite hard in the morning when I was getting ready for work, he was in one of those panicking modes which also means, he wants to be close to you at all times, even to the point that he came into the bathroom (not the shower though) and would not let me close the door on him. So I got in the shower and when in I came out there he was sitting on the bathroom door guarding me (and specially him) from the storm, LOL!

poor lil' fella...

I feel so sorry for him at times and I'm glad that this year hurricane season was a very quiet one. According to the weather update we should get around 1 to 2 inches of rain, I'll take that any day over a hurricane, hopefully Ida will be the end of another hurricane season.

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Funny Friday

Today is a holiday here on the island and while lots of people are sleeping in, out and about, doing some sports, diving, going to the beach or simply just at home relaxing, I HAVE TO WORK!

Still work should be interesting today as we are conducting interviews (about 6 people) for a sales associates position we have available at the retail area of the Gallery & Shoppe I work at, this should be fun, specially cause we received over 35 applications and these are pretty much the only ones we consider might work...

I picture today's interviews going like this;

LOL, just kidding... hope it goes much better that that! Have a fun weekend :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Engaging legend...

All my life I never really was much into jewelry or even diamonds, that is of course 'til I got engaged, now I love diamonds and wouldn't mind having some more, lol!

The other day I got a very interesting email about the reason why we wear our engagement and then our wedding band on the fourth finger, I don't know if this is a fact but I found it kind of cute they way they approached it.

So, according to this email there is a Chinese legend that explains it in a very nice and convincing way;

The thumbs represent your parents.
The grooming fingers represent your brothers/sisters and friends.
The middle fingers represent yourself.
The ring (fourth) finger represent your partner/better half.
The little finger represents your kids.

Now to explain this legend you have to do this:

So now, try to separate your thumbs (your parents), although they gave you life they are probably not going to be with you your entire life.

Then try to separate the grooming fingers (brothers/sisters and friends), this is possible also because although you might have them around for a long time, they will also go their separate ways and some you might not see ever again...

After that, try to separate your little fingers, again that is possible because kids come into your life and then eventually will have a life of their own and leave.

Finally, try to separate your ring fingers and you'll be surprised with the result... it's not possible! This is because those fingers represent your other half, the person that once you find it would be there with you all the way, pretty cool, uh?

Well just though I share that nice cute legend.

Oh by the way, here's also a picture of "my precious" diamond engagement ring, beautiful right? I love it...

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Back to reality

Yes, I made it back home but to a very rainy Caribbean after some gorgeous and very hot steamy weather in Florida...

My trip was good but extremely tired, to me it was the combination of; a lot of work, lots of time on my feet, not taking my vitamins, not exercising for the past 3 weeks (as I had a major cold 2 weeks before I left) and also the pillow I was using at the hotel was taking a huge toll on me and my neck and shoulders have been very sore.

But now I'm back home, I have plan to restart my exercise routine again tomorrow, today is back to my regular diet, sleeping in my own bed and also getting an appointment with my chiropractor to help out the process of the neck and shoulders being so sore...

Also after today my work schedule changes, so from now on I will be working from 9:30 to 6pm, it's going to be though to finish so late, but oh well, I have to be very grateful cause I have a great job and with that comes great responsibility... LOL!

So now, off to work and as we are now slowly getting back to high season= lots of sales (I hope!).

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Busiest Week

My blog title today pretty much covers it all, this have been my busiest week in quite some time, I guess it's right up there with the week of my marriage, but still even more tired than that time because right now I'm pretty much on my feet all day long, during my weeding week lost of the time it was all fun and good times.

Anyway, I really can't complain, the Fort Lauderdale Boat show is going good and sales are getting better every day, on the second day (Friday) I even sold an original painting (the first one sold at this years show), so I'm very happy cause that's pretty much what I came to do...

Now, the Boat Show has being a wonderful experience in all, working such a huge event and meeting a lot of people that would be great connections for work is excellent, but also seeing what the whole fishing industry is all about as well.

On Thursday afternoon as it was the first day of the show and it wasn't very busy, me and my husband went for a walk around part of the show (and I say part cause it's so big it's impossible to see it in one afternoon)... First walk inside some of the tents that sell fishing products, dock lighting, fishing apparel and more. But then we walk outside where the fun stuff starts, meaning the boat, sailboats and finally the MEGA yachts.

All I can say about the mega yachts is WOW!!! We saw some the biggest most luxurious yachts that are for sale, some of the standard (used) ones are about 160' feet, with at least 3 main rooms + crew, they come with a little boat to get to land and the nicest one we saw call "Mine Games" comes with its very own submarine for two and a helicopter that seats 4 people, how about that, most prices start at 5 million usd.

Yeah, pretty amazing, and that's just the used part of the show, then you can visit a tent that have all of the manufactures that offer the custom made mega yachts that offer to make you own yacht, your own way, I don't even bother wondering what kind of a price those have... But it's all relative you know, what could be very expensive for me could be very cheap for you, well, most of those boat I saw were sadly very expensive for me, LOL!

Anyway, here are some highlights of the show, enjoy....

small boats

big yachts

big yachts

sub for two at mine games

my favorite one, Mine Games!


Related Posts with Thumbnails